TO START WITH:
On a letter size document, set your name at 42 points in each of the five typefaces, both in U/lc and in all caps. Based on their difference, decide which typeface best fits your personality, and crop the other names out of your artboard. Post your name to your blog and describe why this typeface fits your personality.
For Wednesday, June 29th:
DISPLAY TYPE FOR EACH OF THE FIVE TYPEFACES:
Set display type in 72 point, solid, U/lc (uppercase and lowercase), and all caps.
Type set in all caps may require adjustments in letterspacing to achieve balance.
TEXT TYPE FOR EACH OF THE FIVE TYPEFACES:
Set all text type 11-point x 20 picas.
Start by setting the type solid, 11/11, justified.
Continue adding additional linespacing, or leading in 0p1 increments.
Compare the results for texture, readability, and color. Select the setting you deem best and experiment with different amounts of letterspacing and wordspacing, or tracking. Study the results and begin to form practical and aesthetic judgments.
Next vary the measure to see how line length effects, texture, color, readabilty, etc.
Finally, you will readjust the layout according to the following specifications:
Garamond - Justified
Baskerville - Flush Left, Ragged Right
Didot - Flush Right, Ragged Left
Century Schoolbook - Centered
Helvetica - Random
You will print a minimum of 20 pages, four for each typeface, two justified, two specified, each with variations in the leading, the tracking, and the measure.
Posted to the blog by midnight, June 28th, and to the wall by 8:45am June 29th:
Your best design, in your opinion, for each of the five typefaces. A total of five designs will be posted to the wall as well as the blog.